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Table 5 Independent correlates of total cholesterol determined by using multivariate linear regression (GEE)

From: Variability over time and correlates of cholesterol and blood pressure in systemic lupus erythematosus: a longitudinal cohort study

Variablea Parameter estimate 95% CI Pvalue
Age (years) 0.009 0.004, 0.014 0.0005
SLEDAI-2K scoreb 0.04 0.03, 0.05 < 0.0001
Corticosteroids 0.32 0.22, 0.42 < 0.0001
Antimalarialsc -0.42 -0.53, -0.32 < 0.0001
Immunosuppressivesd 0.17 0.06, 0.27 0.0017
Antihypertensivese 0.19 0.08, 0.30 0.0009
Hypertensionf 0.34 0.22, 0.46 < 0.0001
  1. GEE, generalized estimating equation; CI, confidence interval.
  2. aAll variables measured coincident with measurement of total cholesterol.
  3. bSLE Disease Activity Index 2000; scores range from 0 to 105, with higher scores indicating more-active disease.
  4. cAntimalarials include chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine.
  5. d Immunosuppressives include methotrexate, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil,
  6. cyclosporine, and cyclophosphamide.
  7. eAntihypertensives include all classes of drugs used to lower blood pressure.
  8. fHypertension is defined as systolic BP ≥ 140 mm Hg or diastolic BP ≥ 90 mm Hg.